– Honda City attained 41 per cent share in its section for CY 2020
– Contributed to 10 per cent development in the mid-size class between July to December 2020
The first-generation Honda City debuted in India in the 12 months 1998 and it shortly grew to become fashionable in the sedan section for its spacious cabin and refined petrol engine. It has been over 20 years since and the City in its fifth era continues to dominate over its rivals with a formidable 41 per cent share in the mid-size sedan class. For the calendar 12 months 2020, Honda has managed to report a cumulative sale of 21,826 models of the City alone.
The Japanese carmaker states that the newly launched City additionally contributed to the general development of the mid-size sedan section by 10 per cent in the interval between July and December 2020. The complete sales for the section stood at 45,277 models the place the City logged 17,347 models.
The new City was launched in July 2020 with the brand new petrol and diesel engines. Since then, Honda claims that the top-end ZX trim bought the utmost demand of just about 50 per cent. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine develops 119bhp/145Nm torque and is paired to a six-speed guide and a CVT unit. The diesel by-product is the 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor that produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque. This engine might be had solely with a six-speed guide gearbox. We have pushed the brand new City and you’ll learn our petrol first-drive review and the diesel first-drive review.
Commenting on the City’s efficiency, Mr. Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director – Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd stated, ‘The City model has been synonymous with Honda in India. Continuously re-inventing itself, every era of the Honda City has provided new applied sciences and worth propositions to enthrall its prospects, making a benchmark for high quality and belief in the method. The launch of fifth Generation City in July final 12 months gave a much-needed impetus to the mid-size sedan section regardless of the difficult occasions. We wish to prolong our gratitude to our patrons who’ve continued to indicate their love for the City model and expertise the pleasure of proudly owning this mannequin.’